Using cloud4, UNA11
Multiple tries to get the location search done were a waste of time. I have to tell You, location search is not working properly. There is no search form where location search is successful. (Maybe the reason why there is no location search here on the UNA forum)
So also the add. modules handling locations (picker, maps, eventmaps +) are some kind of useless. Of course one can work with different maps and even more maps, if mapbox and thunderforest APIs are installed. But a good looking mapentry will be no more than a good looking mapentry. Great. But useless, when one cannot SEARCH for these locations / entries...
A solide core location module, a solide core location search is a must for a social site. with or without google. Without google would be better.
A mix of both, on the one hand you dont need google for maps and have alternative maps BUT on the other hand google is a must to search the different location entries in different modules is a fail par excellence.
Reading the forums: there are many threads and discussions about problems with setup and configuration of google, location, loc.search in different modules like persons search, events and the cowork between una-core modules and third-party-mods and many others...
But missing in the forums: 1 clear statement, including
a) complete setup instructions, step by step, including all dependencies concerning google, api, location search and of course third-party-modules dependencies
b) a list of known problems and bugs, so users dont waste their time, I guess most of them are experienced users and not coders
c) a solide timetable when known problems will be solved
d) plans for a 100% replacement of the google-universe in UNA. A clear NO PLAN would be better, than douzens of laters and maybe near futures... I hope there are plans for this.
If anybody has a fully functional setup of location & location search within all una-core-mods --> chapeau 😎